Over 1000 flood victims rescued as KDF swoops in

Over 1000 flood victims rescued as KDF swoops in

A Kenya Defence Forces team has rescued over 1000 people after River Sabaki burst its banks causing floods.

According to the security forces, locals were airlifted from danger zones after heavy rainfall caused the river to overflow causing displacement.

“The Rapid Deployment Squadron of the Kenya Air Force and Divers from the Kenya Navy will continue operations on a task that began yesterday (Thursday),” KDF Spokesman David Obonyo said.

Kenya Air Force flood rescue Kilifi

In a statement sent to newsrooms, Colonel Obonyo said the search and rescue operation will continue in Bate, Kwa Mjidu, Kwa Samuel Charo, John Ngumbao and Karimani Dagamra,

Kenya Air Force flood rescue Kilifi

Kenya Red Cross recently reported that over 100,000 Kenyans have been rendered homeless following floods that have wreaked havoc across the country.

Counties top on the list with the most displaced include Tana River (116,658), Garissa (7,250) Kisumu (6,200), Mandera (4,067), Wajir (3,105) and  Turkana (2,125).

Kenya Air Force flood rescue Kilifi

The weatherman also offered no reprieve, indicating that the harsh weather conditions are expected to continue for the next two months.